document is any document which may be used to verify aspects of a person’s
personality. If issued in the form of a small, mostly standard-sized card, it
is usually called an identity card (IC). Countries which do not have formal
identity documents may require informal documents.
absence of formal identity document, driving licenses can be used in many
countries as a method of proof of identity, although some countries do not
accept driving licenses for identification, often because in those countries
they do not expire as documents and can be old easily forged. Most countries
accepts passports as a form of identification.
Most countries have the rule that
foreign citizens need to have their passport or occasionally a national
identity card from their country, available at anytime if they do not have
residence permit in the country. A student identification card can only be
issued to genuine bonafide students. Card holders can use the card to identify
themselves as a student around the campus or outside the campus. The identity
card is managed and administered by the (Student Identity Card Association
(SICA) of the school.
is believed that the application of computer technology in any activity would
go a long way in making that activity much easier. To the research, this
statement remains a theory until proven otherwise by the implementation of a
computerized student ID-card processing system. It is also believed that
benefits and advantage of using computers outweighs that of manual
wants to be proven beyond doubts by the researcher through the implementation
of the new system.
of the Problem
problems that gave rise to this research project is faced by Akwa Ibom State
Polytechnic and they include late registration of student’s, corrupt students
that know diverse ways of producing fake identity cards, corrupt and tactical
student’s who have a way of sneaking into
the examination hall with fake identity cards.
1.3 Aim and
Objectives of the Study
The aim of the study is to design and
implement workable computerized system for student’s identity cards.
The objectives of the study are as
To establish efficient means of tracking
students with fake ID-Card.
To reduce examination malpractice in
Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, at least in the area of impersonation
To create a reliable database of
students in Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, with unique features like passport
photographs and registration numbers.
For research purpose (project writing
1.4 Significance of the Study
This research work would be
unnecessary if it has no significance to humanity.
the newly designed system would make other-higher institutions to see the need
for creating a computerized student ID-card processing system to use in
production of student ID-card.
the knowledge that the new system has designed would make students and
invigilators contemplating on impersonation and have a change of mind for fear
of being caught.
the designed of the system would provide jobs for system analysts and
programmers contacted to build the system for other institutions.
student identity card is used to check out books from the library, register to
vote on student union matters, and get student discount.
the research projects would serve as reference material to other scholars
interested to further research on the topic.
1.5 Scope of the Study
This research work restricted to
implementation of computerized student ID-card processing system; using Akwa
Ibom State Polytechnic as a case study. Data used for the study were gathered
from this source.
of the Research
work has been arrange in the following order:
Chapter one contains introduction,
theoretical background, statement of the problem, aim and objectives of the
study, significance of the study, scope of the study, organization of the research and definition of terms (where
Chapter two focused on the relevant
literature review, highlighting basic concept.
Chapter three is concerned with the
system design which emphasis on system design and flowcharting. It also expands
the development of the new information system that would facilitate tracking of
Chapter four is the system
implementation which gives the direction of system and analysis of modules.
five summarizes and concludes the research work offering some useful
In order to
do away with ambiguity, some terms and keywords in the context of this research
are hereby defined.
Identity Card: It is a proof of the holder’s identity
that includes a photograph.
Impersonation: The act of pretending to be avoid
candidate in order to write examination for someone else using that person
Verification: Is the evidence that proves that
something is true or current.
Photograph: It is an image appeared on the
identity card owner.
Malpractice: Is a careless, wrong, or illegal
practices that is not ethical in a particular field like academics.